Sunday, September 25, 2011

Texas: More on El Paso recall, including questions over timing

Much more on the El Paso recall, including debates on the timing and the usual complaints over cost and questions over campaign financing.

The Mayor is claiming that the recall (and the second replacement vote if the recall is successful) would cost up to $2 million, and has already cost $40,000. This is generally not the best campaign tactic against a recall. Not sure why the costs would be so high, as El Paso seems to have a law mandating recalls be held on a regularly scheduled election day.

On the same front, the Election Administrator is saying that the recall should not qualify for the November ballot, thereby pushing it off till either May or November 2012. I'm not sure why it wouldn't be held on the same date as the presidential primary, though that should heavily favor the recall proponents.

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